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2019 Benefits Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment Begins Monday, Oct. 22 and Ends 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9

Benefits change every year – now is the time to find out what’s new for 2019. 


Find the 2019 Employee Benefits Guide and other important benefits information at phxbenefits.com.   

Open Enrollment is your opportunity to make changes to your benefit choices for 2019.  Talk with vendors and Benefits Office staff at these 


Open Enrollment Fairs:

· City Hall Assembly Rooms, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Tuesday, Oct. 23 and Monday, Oct. 29

· Police Headquarters, 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. -  Tuesday, Oct. 30

· Aviation, 2485 E. Buckeye Road, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -  Friday, Nov. 2

· Fire Admin. Building, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.:  Monday, Nov. 5

· Calvin Goode Building, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. -  Friday, Nov. 9


Changes in 2019 include Banner/Aetna HMO replacing Cigna HMO and BCBS HMO, EnvisionRx replacing Cigna pharmacy benefits, introducing a lower cost legal plan option, and going from two to one buy-up vision plan option.  Email the Benefits Office at benefits.questions@phoenix.gov or call (602) 262-4777.


OPEN ENROLLMENT IS OCTOBER 22 until NOVEMBER 9 at 5 p.m.

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AFSCME PEOPLE Arizona Candidate Endorsements

CITY OF PHOENIX

  

Mayor

 Danny Valenzuela

STATEWIDE BALLOT INITIATIVES

  

Proposition 

126:  Yes

FEDERAL

  

U.S. Senate

 Kyrsten Sinema


CD 1: Tom O'Halleran

CD 2: Ann Kirkpatrick

CD 3: Raul Grijalva

CD 4: David Brill

CD 6: Anita Malik

CD 7: Ruben Gallego

CD 8: Hiral Tipirneni

CD 9: Greg Stanton

STATEWIDE

  

Governor

David Garcia

Secretary of State

Katie Hobbs

Attorney General 

January Contreras

Treasurer 

Mark Manoil

STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

  

LD 1 Ed Gogek

LD 3 Andres Cano

LD 4 Charlene Fernandez

LD 5 Mary McCord Robinson

LD 6 Felicia French

LD 6 Bobby Tyler

LD 8 Linda Gross

LD 9 Pamela Powers Hannley

LD 10 Kirsten Engel

LD 11 Holly Lyon 

LD 12 Lynsey Robinson

LD 15 Jennifer Samuels

LD 16 Sharon Stinard

LD 17 Jennifer Pawlik

LD 18 Mitzi Epstein

LD 18 Jennifer Jermaine

LD 19 Lorenzo Sierra

LD 20 Hazel Chandler

LD 21 Bradley Hughes

LD 21 Gilbert Romero

LD 22 Teri Sarmiento

LD 24 Jennifer Longdon

LD 27 Diego Rodriguez

LD 28 Kelli Butler

LD 28 Aaron Lieberman

LD 29 Richard Andrade

LD 29 Cesar Chavez

LD 30 Raquel Teran

STATE SENATE

  

LD 5 J'aime Morgaine

LD 8 Sharon Girard

LD 9 Victoria Steele

LD 10 David Bradley

LD 11 Ralph Atchue

LD 12 Elizabeth Brown

LD 17 Steve Weichert

LD 18 Sean Bowie

LD 20 Doug Ervin

LD 23 Daria Lohman

LD 24 Lela Alston

LD 27 Rebecca Rios

LD 28 Christine Marsh

LD 29 Martin Quezada

Strong #UNIONS = Stronger Communities

Strong #UNIONS = Stronger Communities

The labor movement was the principal force that transformed misery and despair into hope and progress. Out of its bold struggles, economic and social reform gave birth to unemployment insurance, old-age pensions, government relief for the destitute and, above all, new wage levels that meant not mere survival but a tolerable life. The captains of industry did not lead this transformation; they resisted it until they were overcome. When in the thirties the wave of union organization crested over the nation, it carried to secure shores not only itself but the whole society.


MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Retiree Medical Insurance:

Save the Date!

When: Friday, October 12, 2018

To those members who want to see a preview of what the retiree medical insurance will look like (for both pre-medicare and medicare eligibles) the City is holding a one day info session on Friday, October 12, 2018.  The event starts at 9 a.m. and ends at 3:00 p.m.  at the Phoenix Convention Center (South Building).  Free parking will be available in designated areas.


For more info please contact the Hall



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State Policy Network – What Is It and Why You Should Care


           Remember this name: State Policy Network.

SPN is an umbrella organization for more than 100 anti-union, anti-worker affiliates. SPN’s goal, in its own words, is to “defund and defang” public service labor unions like AFSCME. Why? Because when unions are strong, SPN’s billionaire funders have less power over their employees and our country.

Soon, you may hear from representatives of these groups who will try to trick you into giving up your rights and hurting your pay and benefits by dropping your union membership. 

Click link below for full story

Scam Alert

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Your Vote Counts

Elections

  

In September 2016, the Mayor and Council approved a new policy which covers City employees’ ability to participate in Phoenix Mayor and Council elections. A.R. 2.16 allows City employees to privately express their political opinions in City of Phoenix elections. 


Examples of what the policy now allows includes posting private opinions on personal or non-governmental social media accounts. Displaying yard signs on non-governmental property, signing nominating petitions, or communicating with another person or group of people regarding City elections when the employee does not do so in an official City capacity. 


While the new policy allows private political expression for City employees, there are still certain restrictions to be aware of. City employees may NOT: Use any official City authority or influence for the purpose of interfering with or affecting the results of an election. Participate in the management or affairs of any City candidates’ campaign for Mayor of Phoenix or Phoenix City Council including, but not limited to, soliciting or making financial contributions to candidates. Display bumper stickers and posters on City vehicles or display bumper stickers, posters, literature, buttons, or other campaign material on City property or at their individual work sites. Use an official city title or designate employment with the City in political advertisements, endorsements, or speeches. 


Now is the time to get involved and get informed on the people running for Council and Mayor  

(Mayor seat vacated by Greg Stanton and the Council seats of District 5 and District 8 which both Council members are vying for the top spot as Mayor), lets get the word out to family and friends who reside in Phoenix. Remember that this is the opportunity for our voices to be heard, bring focus on the City employees (Working Families) who have dedicated to public service, bring innovative solutions to our City which will in turn help secure our future as well as our community's future. Let’s gear up and be ready for the call when the opportunity rises to meet these candidates and place your vote. (Graphics displays City Council District Map)


In Solidarity AFSCME Local 2384.

 

Get in touch with your council member

AFSCME 2834

On the Job Injuries

We would like to remind all members that if you sustain an injury on the job to make your initial visit with Concentra Medical Facility for a diagnosis, then make your second visit directly with your primary care physician for treatment. If you make a second visit to Concentra your case will be locked in with them as your primary physician for your injury.  Concentra has historically sent employees back to work with restrictions. This also gives the City of Phoenix the right to place you in a light duty position for the duration of your injury. You must then comply with all of the City’s rules and regulations regarding attendance and call-in procedures. You could petition to The Industrial Commission of Arizona by submitting a request to change doctors, however, the process is lengthy and may not yield the results you are after. Some of our members have sustained injuries that should have had them out of work while getting the necessary treatment. Our members have had more success going to their own primary care physicians on the second visit while bypassing Concentra’s medical facilities. In doing so, they have receiving the proper diagnosis and more accurate treatment. If you find yourself in this situation, we recommend that you contact your Union Hall immediately for assistance and direction.    

Arizona proposition 206

AFSCME PEOPLE

Across the country Americans are facing an out-of-balance economy that favors the wealthy while wages remain stagnant for everyone else.  Working families are struggling to get ahead and public services are under attack.  AFSCME PEOPLE, our Union’s political action fund, provides us with an opportunity to stand together to protect the benefits and rights we’ve won in our workplaces and in our communities.  We must take an active role to elect politicians who advocate for issues that are important to working families, like the need to balance the economy, defend workers’ rights, secure workers’ benefits, invest in public services, and ensure a secure retirement for all.  By contributing you can help elect local, state and federal candidates who will fight for us and the issues we care about the most. Call the hall we will be glad to assist you.


For more information click below     

AFSCME People

   

For Your Info

Report Pot Holes 602-262-6441 

Report Water Leaks 602-261-8000    

Report traffic outages 602-262-6021    

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What should I do if I get a Notice of Inquiry (NOI)?  If you receive an NOI, contact your Site Steward or call the Hall immediately.   Do not submit a response without first contacting your Site Steward or the Hall. We are here to assist you in writing your response and make sure you receive all the rights you deserve.        

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